A former copywriter and PR exec turned writer (her first foray into freelance journalism was as a stringer for Automotive News), Lolly Winston has found her niche as a novelist with Good Grief -- "one of the best first novels I have ever read," according to fellow fiction writer Anne Rivers Siddons.
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Date of Birth:
November 15, 1961
Place of Birth:
Simon’s Rock Early College, 1977-79; B.A., Bard College, 1981; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1987
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|Happiness Sold Separately|
Lolly Winston, Read by Melinda Wade
A complex love triangle forms the center of Winston's latest novel. In this intense family drama, Elinor Mackey discovers her seemingly perfect husband, Ted, is having an affair -- one that may prove dangerous not only to their marriage, but to their lives.
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|”When I was in my early 20s, I went to Hawaii for eight days and stayed for eight years," Winston reveals in our interview. "I learned to boogie board and dance the hula and barbecue in the wind without using any lighter fluid. My 20s were basically one long summer. Then I had to come home from camp and grow up and face the real world.”|
|The Best Book to Read First||Reading Recommendations|
Winston's brilliantly funny and heartwarming debut tells the story of a young woman who flounders after the death of her husband, then fights to build a new life. "Winston does not shy away from the pain of mourning, but she reminds us that we can still be funny, sarcastic, aware and smart, even when we are brokenhearted," observed The Washington Post.
|The Confessions of Max Tivoli|
Andrew Sean Greer
Winston calls Andrew Sean Greer's breakout novel "a fabulous story that’s beautifully written, with details that made me want to bust out a highlighter pen." Read our interview with Winston to find out more about her favorite books, including: